A North Coast family were been plunged into mourning earlier this week after a young daughter, sister and mother – Amy Connor (23) – passed away suddenly whilst on holiday in Ibiza.
Amy was on holiday at the San Antonio resort, staying at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel along with her sister Toni Connor, when her body was discovered in her room by local police after the alarm was raised by Toni around midday on Thursday local time.
Amy, from Coleraine, was a popular and well liked young Woman among her friends and those who knew her, testimony by the sheer amount of comments and outpouring of grief & sympathy to the young mothers family on social media.
Many have began sharing their memories of Amy on social media. One reads ‘Awful sad news, thinking of all the family, I still remember a wee blonde Amy running in and out of my house’. While another refers to Amy fondly as ‘Precious princess’ saying, ‘I have many memories of her and Toni spoiling me rotten, sleep tight’. Memories of younger years were shared by another friend writing, ‘So sorry Alison I remember you all being so close way back to primary school days’.
The circumstances surrounding the sudden death of Ms Connor are unknown at this time, but an investigation is currently underway by local Spanish investigators who did say: “There were no external signs of violence on the dead woman’s body or signs of any violence at the scene.” The investigation will also include a post mortem to determine cause of death.
Shortly after news broke locally of the tragic death of Amy on Thursday, her sister Toni who at the time was still in Ibiza, posted a picture of both of them with the simple words, “I love you”.
“First of all I would like to thank each and every single person who took time to send condolences. We appreciate them all. I havnt time to reply to each and every one individually.” wrote Toni Connor on her social media page following her return to Northern Ireland.
“I would like to give a massive thank you to Ibiza Rocks. They paid for our flights home, packed our cases, sorted transfers and didn’t leave our sides. I couldn’t have wished for better help during these difficult times. I truely am greatful, after two flights and a long drive from Dublin i am home from Ibiza.”
The sisters were also joined by another family member on holiday, and yesterday she wrote: “We went to Ibiza as three and left as two. We were like two peas in a pod. I am still numb from the fact I’ll not be able to see your smile again and hear that voice when you’re arriving for a family party or a night out when you know it’s gonna go sidewards! Until we meet again Amy I’ll miss you .”
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, as the family awaits the body of Amy to be repatriated home, which may take a few weeks.
Despite no arrangements at present, sister Toni plans to honour Amy how she would have wanted, concluding:“We will have the biggest party ever and give her the best send off, because anyone who knows Amy will know that’s what she would have wanted.”
Amy is survived by parents Arthur Connor and Carol McKibbin, daughter Kaliyah Connor and siblings Aaron John, Jean and Toni Connor.
Our deepest sympathy’s go out to Ms Connors family and friends at this difficult time time.